crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a black body with a nice brown head that had some retention and a bit of lace. Aroma had nice roasted coffee and chocolate malts upfront a nice kick of saddle leather to it. Flavor had great balance with nice roasted malts. A nice strong roasted coffee presence upfront. Great balance from the chocolate malts which were sweet enough to complement the bitterness of the coffee malts. Alcohol seemed well hidden, could note detect molasses. Still a good beer.
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with thin tan head. Faint chocolate aroma and a little fruity alcohol. Taste of coffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice and some alcohol. Quite smooth and well balanced but I was expecting something a bit more robust.
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet, lots of molasses, coffee, hops. Nice smooth stout. Been looking for something funky lately.
larsniclas (5740) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled t Flying Barrel
Black with a small, beige head.
Milky chocolate and and cocoa in the aroma.
Some coffee-beans aswell in the flavour.
Warming, vinous alcohol.
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle kindly given to me by Indra. 2285210:50 printed on the bottle. Bottled on 2012, 285th day (October 11th). The pour is an inky black, with a one inch dark khaki head. The aroma is roast malt, touch of ash char, and dry dark cocoa and cane sugar sweetness behind that. The taste is big roast initially, opens up to soy iodine, then progresses to the sweetness of the cocoa and cane sugar. The finish is a bit sharp, and presents hot booziness. The palate is heavy to medium bodied, oily mouth feel, and the hot dry finish. Solid Imperial Stout, thanks for giving me this one Eric.
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Molasses/sweet aroma, with some coffee-ish roast and solvent alcohol. Sweet malt flavor (molasses/brown sugar/licorice) and roasty. Quite a bit of hot alcohol. I could swear there’s some nice Cascade flavor in the aftertaste, but apparently not--maybe it’s all in my head.
Bottled 10/11/2012; drank 2/21/2013
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a fluffy brown head that thins out quickly. The aroma is a huge hit of molasses and coffee backed up by some spicy hops. The flavor really packs a coffee and bittersweet chocolate punch, while the some bitter dark toast notes give it great complexity. The spicy bitterness of the hops come through on a refreshing finish that cuts through the rich, creamy mouthfeel, I was expecting a good brew, but was pleasantly surprised to find a great one! I will certainly look out for more of this one.
Niksko (378) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark completely opaque with absolutely no highlights. Head is dark brown and fades quickly. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate and some sweet prunes and banana. Really delicious. The first thing you notice is that this thing is thick. Really thick and viscous. Flavour is banana and clove, dark chocolate, subtle smoke, and then a lingering bitterness that goes on and on. Palate is slightly oily. Really quite delicious.
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black as night with a 2 finger khaki/brown head. Rich, chocolatey aroma with coffee beans and molasses. The chocalate taste is a bit more bittersweet than the aroma as well an astringent sweetness not unlike molasses. Picking up some earthy hop flavors too. Full bodied with a surprising amount of carbonation. Not much differant than a dozen other Impy Stouts, but quite good.
Gramoit (366) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First stout in a while. Pours jet black with a lovely creamy chocolate head. Dark chocolate dominates the nose with a of coffee and some hops. The taste includes plenty of dark chocolate and some coffee. Very thick in texture this beer (like most imperial stouts) is a sipper. Pretty dam good Imperial stout.